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Inductees by position
 Position
Number
First Base 21
Second Base 20
Shortstop 24
Third Base 16
Left Field 21
Center Field 23
Right Field 24
Catcher 16
Designated Hitter 1
Pitcher 74
Pioneers/Executives 33
Managers 20
Umpires 10
HALL OF FAME INFORMATION
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Inductees by position
First-year electees
Voting percentages
Eligibility & committee members

This Day in Baseball History:
December 23, 1975 > Arbitrator Peter Seitz declares veteran pitchers Andy Messersmith and Dave McNally free agents, signaling the end of baseball's ancient reserve clause. Under the new rules, all players are now eligible for free agency after six seasons of Major League service. Messersmith eventually signs with the Braves, while McNally simply retires.